Events

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Art exhibit
Art exhibit
Nov 1 all-day
“Tropical Reunion: Megan Kissinger and David Shepard” (Oct. 4-Nov. 8) FGCU Alumni Megan Kissinger (Fort Myers, FL), class of 2004, and David Shepard (Honolulu, HI), class of 2013, are continuing art’s historic role of raising public
Art exhibit
Art exhibit
Nov 1 all-day
“Blind Date: Neil Bender and Jen Ray” (Oct. 18-Nov. 15) Neil Bender (Tampa, FL) and Jen Ray (New York, NY) meet for the first time in Fort Myers, Florida with unscripted results. Rebels at heart, each
Concert 7:30 pm
Concert @ Artis-Naples
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm
Wind Orchestra performs
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Art exhibit
Art exhibit
Nov 2 all-day
“Tropical Reunion: Megan Kissinger and David Shepard” (Oct. 4-Nov. 8) FGCU Alumni Megan Kissinger (Fort Myers, FL), class of 2004, and David Shepard (Honolulu, HI), class of 2013, are continuing art’s historic role of raising public
Art exhibit
Art exhibit
Nov 2 all-day
“Blind Date: Neil Bender and Jen Ray” (Oct. 18-Nov. 15) Neil Bender (Tampa, FL) and Jen Ray (New York, NY) meet for the first time in Fort Myers, Florida with unscripted results. Rebels at heart, each
Native American Film Festival 6:00 pm
Native American Film Festival @ Edwards Hall 112
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm
“Naturally Native” will be screened as part of FGCU’s first Native American Film Festival. Written and directed by Valerie Red-Horse (Cherokee); three Native American sisters struggle against racism while trying to launch a line of cosmetics
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Concert 3:00 pm
Concert @ U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building
Nov 4 @ 3:00 pm
The Amernet String Quartet has garnered recognition as one of today’s exceptional string quartets and is the Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami. Their sound has been called “complex” but with an “old world
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Art exhibit
Art exhibit
Nov 5 all-day
“Tropical Reunion: Megan Kissinger and David Shepard” (Oct. 4-Nov. 8) FGCU Alumni Megan Kissinger (Fort Myers, FL), class of 2004, and David Shepard (Honolulu, HI), class of 2013, are continuing art’s historic role of raising public
Art exhibit
Art exhibit
Nov 5 all-day
“Blind Date: Neil Bender and Jen Ray” (Oct. 18-Nov. 15) Neil Bender (Tampa, FL) and Jen Ray (New York, NY) meet for the first time in Fort Myers, Florida with unscripted results. Rebels at heart, each
Natalie Baszile lecture 5:30 pm
Natalie Baszile lecture @ Cohen Center ballroom
Nov 5 @ 5:30 pm
Natalie Baszile, author of “Queen Sugar,” will present a talk and sign books as part of the lecture series presented by FGCU’s Community Outreach, Institutional Equity & Compliance and Multicultural & Leadership Development offices. “Queen
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Art exhibit
Art exhibit
Nov 6 all-day
“Tropical Reunion: Megan Kissinger and David Shepard” (Oct. 4-Nov. 8) FGCU Alumni Megan Kissinger (Fort Myers, FL), class of 2004, and David Shepard (Honolulu, HI), class of 2013, are continuing art’s historic role of raising public
Art exhibit
Art exhibit
Nov 6 all-day
“Blind Date: Neil Bender and Jen Ray” (Oct. 18-Nov. 15) Neil Bender (Tampa, FL) and Jen Ray (New York, NY) meet for the first time in Fort Myers, Florida with unscripted results. Rebels at heart, each
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Art exhibit
Art exhibit
Nov 7 all-day
“Tropical Reunion: Megan Kissinger and David Shepard” (Oct. 4-Nov. 8) FGCU Alumni Megan Kissinger (Fort Myers, FL), class of 2004, and David Shepard (Honolulu, HI), class of 2013, are continuing art’s historic role of raising public
Art exhibit
Art exhibit
Nov 7 all-day
“Blind Date: Neil Bender and Jen Ray” (Oct. 18-Nov. 15) Neil Bender (Tampa, FL) and Jen Ray (New York, NY) meet for the first time in Fort Myers, Florida with unscripted results. Rebels at heart, each
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Art exhibit
Art exhibit
Nov 8 all-day
“Tropical Reunion: Megan Kissinger and David Shepard” (Oct. 4-Nov. 8) FGCU Alumni Megan Kissinger (Fort Myers, FL), class of 2004, and David Shepard (Honolulu, HI), class of 2013, are continuing art’s historic role of raising public
Art exhibit
Art exhibit
Nov 8 all-day
“Blind Date: Neil Bender and Jen Ray” (Oct. 18-Nov. 15) Neil Bender (Tampa, FL) and Jen Ray (New York, NY) meet for the first time in Fort Myers, Florida with unscripted results. Rebels at heart, each
Sanibel Island Writers Conference
Sanibel Island Writers Conference
Nov 8 – Nov 11 all-day
13th Annual Sanibel Island Writers Conference BIG ARTS & the Sanibel Island Public Library, Sanibel Island Keynote Speaker: Ann Hood Details
Artist lecture 5:00 pm
Artist lecture @ U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building
Nov 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
“Clay Stories: Crows, Rabbits and Other Curiosities” by Kelly Connole Memories, raw instinct and elements of the natural world inform sculptor Kelly Connole’s desire to celebrate the tactile temperament of clay and examine the complicated
Native American Film Festival 6:00 pm
Native American Film Festival @ Marieb Hall 100
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm
“Te Ata” will be screened as part of FGCU’s first Native America Film Festival. Based on the true story of Mary Thompson Fisher, who was raised on the songs and stories of her Chickasaw tribe and conquered
Men’s basketball 7:00 pm
Men’s basketball @ Alico Arena
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm
FGCU vs Southeastern
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Art exhibit
Art exhibit
Nov 9 all-day
“Blind Date: Neil Bender and Jen Ray” (Oct. 18-Nov. 15) Neil Bender (Tampa, FL) and Jen Ray (New York, NY) meet for the first time in Fort Myers, Florida with unscripted results. Rebels at heart, each
Native American Film Festival 6:00 pm
Native American Film Festival @ Edwards Hall 112
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm
“Reel Injun” will be screened as part of FGCU’s first Native American Film Festival. Directed by Neil Diamond (Cree); a documentary examining how Native Americans are portrayed in Hollywood films. Watch trailer.
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Volleyball 7:00 pm
Volleyball @ Alico Arena
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm
FGCU vs Liberty
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Concert 3:00 pm
Concert @ U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building
Nov 11 @ 3:00 pm
Jazz Ensemble performs
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Art exhibit
Art exhibit
Nov 12 all-day
“Blind Date: Neil Bender and Jen Ray” (Oct. 18-Nov. 15) Neil Bender (Tampa, FL) and Jen Ray (New York, NY) meet for the first time in Fort Myers, Florida with unscripted results. Rebels at heart, each
Women’s basketball 7:00 pm
Women’s basketball @ Alico Arena
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm
FGCU vs Florida Memorial
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Art exhibit
Art exhibit
Nov 13 all-day
“Blind Date: Neil Bender and Jen Ray” (Oct. 18-Nov. 15) Neil Bender (Tampa, FL) and Jen Ray (New York, NY) meet for the first time in Fort Myers, Florida with unscripted results. Rebels at heart, each
Concert 7:30 pm
Concert @ U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm
String and Wind Chamber Ensembles perform
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Art exhibit
Art exhibit
Nov 14 all-day
“Blind Date: Neil Bender and Jen Ray” (Oct. 18-Nov. 15) Neil Bender (Tampa, FL) and Jen Ray (New York, NY) meet for the first time in Fort Myers, Florida with unscripted results. Rebels at heart, each
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Art exhibit
Art exhibit
Nov 15 all-day
“Blind Date: Neil Bender and Jen Ray” (Oct. 18-Nov. 15) Neil Bender (Tampa, FL) and Jen Ray (New York, NY) meet for the first time in Fort Myers, Florida with unscripted results. Rebels at heart, each
Native American Film Festival 6:00 pm
Native American Film Festival @ Sugden Hall 115
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm
“So We May Grow” and “We Must Not Forget” will be screened as part of FGCU’s first Native American Film Festival. Based on Miccosukee Indian culture, the first short documentary follows an uncle teaching his nephew the
Concert 7:30 pm
Concert @ U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm
Brass and Percussion Chamber Ensembles perform
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Women’s basketball 5:00 pm
Women’s basketball @ Alico Arena
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm
FGCU vs Florida International
Concert 7:30 pm
Concert @ U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm
Senior capstone performances
Men’s basketball 8:00 pm
Men’s basketball @ Alico Arena
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm
FGCU vs South Dakota State
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Concert 3:00 pm
Concert @ Estero United Methodist Church
Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm
Symphonic Band performs
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Men’s basketball 7:30 pm
Men’s basketball @ Hertz Arena
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm
FGCU vs Toledo
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Holiday concert 4:00 pm
Holiday concert @ Moorings Presbyterian Church
Nov 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
FGCU student choral groups perform holiday music at 4 and 7 p.m.
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Women’s basketball 5:00 pm
Women’s basketball @ Alico Arena
Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm
FGCU vs Houston
Men’s basketball 7:30 pm
Men’s basketball @ Alico Arena
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm
FGCU vs Florida International
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Concert 7:30 pm
Concert @ U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm
We welcome the return of the brilliant 15-year-old piano prodigy Maxim Lando. Two years ago, the then-13-year-old stunned our audience with a brilliant recital of exceptional power and beauty. Since then Maxim has made his
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Theatre
Theatre @ TheatreLab, Arts Complex
Nov 30 all-day
“Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells” (Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec 1-2 at 2 p.m.) First-grader Junie B. Jones is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her
Empty Bowls/Pottery sale 10:00 am
Empty Bowls/Pottery sale @ Arts Complex courtyard
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
18th annual Pottery Sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with artists’ meet and greet. 12th annual Empty Bowls soup lunch runs from 11:30 a.m. until food or bowls run out. $15 suggested donation for bowls created by
STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium 2:30 pm
STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium
Nov 30 @ 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Student oral presentations, 2:30-3:30 p.m., and alumni presentation, 3:30-4 p.m. in Reed Hall 249. Poster displays, 4-6 p.m. in Whitaker Hall first floor.

Nov
27
Tue
Holiday concert @ Moorings Presbyterian Church
Nov 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

FGCU student choral groups perform holiday music at 4 and 7 p.m.

Nov
28
Wed
Women’s basketball @ Alico Arena
Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm

FGCU vs Houston

Men’s basketball @ Alico Arena
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm

FGCU vs Florida International

Nov
29
Thu
Concert @ U Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm

We welcome the return of the brilliant 15-year-old piano prodigy Maxim Lando. Two years ago, the then-13-year-old stunned our audience with a brilliant recital of exceptional power and beauty. Since then Maxim has made his debut with orchestras such as the Russian National Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Toronto and Vancouver Symphonies, as well as orchestras throughout the United States, Europe and China. Maxim studies at the Juilliard School.

Nov
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Fri
Theatre @ TheatreLab, Arts Complex
Nov 30 all-day

“Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells” (Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec 1-2 at 2 p.m.)

First-grader Junie B. Jones is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad tattletale May keeps ruining all of Junie B.’s fun. So, when Junie B. draws May’s name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her nemesis a lesson. But will the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interfere before she can give you- know-who what she deserves? A hilarious and endearing tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park.

Special performances Dec. 7-9 at 6:30 p.m. at the MarketPlaza Stage at Gulf Coast Town Center in Fort Myers are free and open to the public.

Empty Bowls/Pottery sale @ Arts Complex courtyard
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

18th annual Pottery Sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with artists’ meet and greet.

12th annual Empty Bowls soup lunch runs from 11:30 a.m. until food or bowls run out. $15 suggested donation for bowls created by students. Proceeds support the Interfaith Charities of South Lee food bank.

STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium
Nov 30 @ 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Student oral presentations, 2:30-3:30 p.m., and alumni presentation, 3:30-4 p.m. in Reed Hall 249. Poster displays, 4-6 p.m. in Whitaker Hall first floor.

Dec
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Sat
Theatre @ TheatreLab, Arts Complex
Dec 1 all-day

“Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells” (Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec 1-2 at 2 p.m.)

First-grader Junie B. Jones is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad tattletale May keeps ruining all of Junie B.’s fun. So, when Junie B. draws May’s name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her nemesis a lesson. But will the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interfere before she can give you- know-who what she deserves? A hilarious and endearing tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park.

Special performances Dec. 7-9 at 6:30 p.m. at the MarketPlaza Stage at Gulf Coast Town Center in Fort Myers are free and open to the public.

Dec
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Sun
Theatre @ TheatreLab, Arts Complex
Dec 2 all-day

“Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells” (Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec 1-2 at 2 p.m.)

First-grader Junie B. Jones is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad tattletale May keeps ruining all of Junie B.’s fun. So, when Junie B. draws May’s name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her nemesis a lesson. But will the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interfere before she can give you- know-who what she deserves? A hilarious and endearing tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park.

Special performances Dec. 7-9 at 6:30 p.m. at the MarketPlaza Stage at Gulf Coast Town Center in Fort Myers are free and open to the public.

Men’s basketball @ Alico Arena
Dec 2 @ 1:30 pm

FGCU vs Colgate